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1 INDIRA PRIYADARSHINI VRIKSHA MITRA (IPVM) AWARDS 2012 Nominations are invited for Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra (IPVM) Awards for the year 2012 from individuals and institutions who have done pioneering and exemplary work in the field of afforestation and wasteland development. The key features are: a) Award of Rs. 2,50,000/- (Two lakhs fifty thousands only) in cash alongwith medallions and citations, will be given to persons/institutions in seven categories (see proforma). b) Nominations for the work in the field of afforestation and wasteland development will be considered and assessed on the basis of criteria like replicability, innovativeness/creativity, setting up of grassroot level organizations, soil and moisture conservation work and other related activities, target groups like women/weaker sections of society, people in inaccessible/remote areas, work being done over and above the call of duty/involving personal courage, tangible impact in relation to resources mobilized, educative and awareness creating values, etc. c) The nominations from Individuals Forest Officers, Institutions/Organizations under Government should be sponsored by the concerned Government Agencies, and should be forwarded by the Head of the Department/ Institution/Organization with his/her comments and sent to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the concerned State for overall assessment The nominations of Individuals (other than Forest Officers)/Joint Forest Management Committees/Non-profit making Voluntary Organisations(NGOs)/Corporate Sector(Public/Private Sector Agencies)/Eco Clubs (covered under National Green Corps Programme of the Ministry of Environment & Forests) should be sponsored by the concerned Government Agencies/Registered NGOs and should be sent to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the concerned State/UT for overall assessment. d) An awardee of IPVM award in the immediately preceding three years will not be eligible. An applicant may receive a maximum of three IPVM awards altogether in

2 any of the categories taken together with a minimum cooling off period of three years between the two awards. e) Nominee s work for a period of last three years ending 31 st December of the preceding year will be considered for this award. f) Nominations with predominance of horticulture species will not be regarded as eligible since horticulture species have a definite commercial slant. g) In case of corporate sector, the extent of mandatory plantation to be done by the applicants under compensatory afforestation or under the provision of the Environment Protection Act shall be separately ascertained and excluded from the area of plantation for consideration of award. h) Tree planting undertaken purely on commercial basis by applicant including corporate sector will not be regarded as eligible for consideration for the award. The tree planting activity should clearly reflect the social responsibility of the applicant including that of the Corporate Sector. i) Special recognition will be given to applicants who bring area with fly ash under the plantation. j) Applications under the following conditions will be rendered ineligible: a. Nominations not forwarded / sponsored as prescribed in para (c) above will not be considered b. Nominations not received in prescribed proforma / incomplete in any respect and /or received after the last date will not be considered c. Applicants found to be suppressing information or giving false and misleading information would be disqualified for grant of IPVM or any other award of the Ministry.

3 Proforma for nomination can be downloaded from the Ministry s website or or obtained from the Reception Desk of the Ministry at Paryavaran Bhawan or from the Regional Centres of the Ministry (addresses of Regional Centres are given at the end of the Proforma). Nominations, only in hard copy, can be sent by post to the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the concerned State/UT, duly sponsored and with the comments of the Head of Department/Institutions/Organisations (in the case of Government Servants, Institutions/Organizations under Government) so as to reach him on or before 22 April, The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, in turn, may forward the same with overall assessment to the Deputy Inspector General of Forest (NAEB), Ministry of Environment and Forests, 5 th Floor, Room No. 512, Paryavaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on or before 17 May, The address list of the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests is available in the Ministry s website at or

4 PROFORMA FOR NOMINATION 1. The year for which nomination is made Category of Award for which applied : ( mark the Category) (1) Individual - Forest Officers (2) Individual - Other than Forest Officers (3) Institutions/Organisations under Government (4) Joint Forest Management Committees ( six awards region-wise) (5) Non-profit making Voluntary Organisations (NGOs) (6) Corporate Sector (Private/Public Sector Agencies) (7) Eco-Clubs at School Level (covered under National Green Corps Programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests) Note: i). Awards under category Individuals, both Forest Officers and others, should be in recognition of personal contribution demonstrating extra efforts beyond call of routine duty. ii) Officials (other than Forest Officers) working in Government Departments including Forest. Department and private individuals will come under category 2. iii) Six regions for the purpose of IPVM awards to JFMC will be North (Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and UT of Chandigarh), East (Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal) West (Goa Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, UT of Dadara & Nagar Haveli, UT of Daman & Diu and UT of Lakshdweep) South (Andhra Pradesh, Karanataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, UT of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, UT of Pondicherry) Central (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh) and North East (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) 3. Name of Nominee (in capital letters) 4. Full address with Tel. No. 5. Name & Address of Sponsorer with Telephone No ( ensure filling of column 12) 6. Work details: 6.1 Location of the Work / Project

5 6.2 Nature / extent of work done (describe in about one hundred words, and also fill up the table given below) Ownership of land where works are undertaken Private Land Own Land Community Land Revenue Land Area in Hectares Area Description : whether area with fly ash/ difficult area / waste land / rocky / marshy 6.3 Items of work (please give details of work under each category) Nursery and plantations For 2012 Award NURSERIES & PLANTATIONS Total Number of Nurseries established Seedling raised therein Number of seedlings distributed to the people Area of plantation raised (in hectares) Number of seedlings planted Replicability (whether the works repeated at other locations with success) Soil and moisture conservation works and other related activities Species-diversity of plantations (names of species, number of trees and extent of area planted species wise should be clearly mentioned) Setting up of grass-root level organizations (like Tree-Growers Cooperative, Self-Help Groups ) Involvement of local communities

6 6.3.7 Extension and awareness raising Reclamation of wastelands 6.4 Extent of resources mobilized, cost effectiveness and impact vis-à-vis resources mobilized 6.5 Survival percentage of the plantation works 7. Details of contribution of funds for the works mentioned in column 6 above For 2012 Award Period Grand Total Self Contribution Amount in Rupees Sources of Fund Donation Amount in Rupees Grantin-Aid Amount in Rupees External Source Amount in Rupees Total Amount 8. Number of beneficiaries indicating their categories viz. Women : Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe : Small and Marginal Farmers : Landless Labourers : Others : 9. Publications /write-ups by nominee /photographs, recent video CD etc. relating to works described above. (enclose a brief) 10. a) Any award secured in the past for same or similar achievement (s) b) Whether received any IPVM award in any category, if so, details thereof in terms of category in which received and the year for which conferred. 11. Other achievements (if any) and pioneering / innovative features of the work done by the nominee beyond the call of duly.

7 12. Verification: Verified that all statements made above are true to the best of my knowledge and have been made in the clear understanding of their being true. Place Date (Signature with full name of the Nominee) 13. Recommendations of the Sponsoring Authority (with reference to the pioneering and innovative work of the nominee):- Place Date (Signature of Sponsoring Authority) Name, Designation and Address 14. Comments of the Head of Department/Institutions/Organization (Applicable in case of Government Servants, Institutions/Organizations under Government):- Place Date (Signature of the Head of Dept./ Institution/Organization Dept.) Name, Designation and Address 15. Overall comments of the PCCF including specific observations regarding following aspects, viz., Physical Achievement of Plantations, Survival Percentage of Plantations, Extent of Mobilizations of the People and Awareness & Educative value. Place Date (Signature of the PCCF)

8 Regional Centres of the N.A.E.B., Ministry of Environment & Forests: 1. University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Campus (PB No. 2477) Bangalore (Tel ) 2. Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan , Himachal Pradesh. (Tel ). 3. Agricultural Finance Corporation Limited, Northern Regional Office, B-9, Community Centre, Janak Puri, New Delhi, , (Tel ) 4. Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Nehru Nagar, PO Box 357, Bhopal , (Tel ) 5. Agriculture Finance Corporation Limited, Dhanraj Mahal, 1 st Floor, C.S. M. Marg, Mumbai , (Tel ) 6. North Eastern Hill University, Shillong , (Tel , ) 7. Jadavpur University, PO Box 17026, Kolkata , (Tel ) National Afforestation & Eco-Development Board Ministry of Environment & Forests